Katy C. McNeil

Projects & Infrastructure


Clients across the renewable energy sector, including financial institutions, institutional investors and developers, trust in Katy McNeil for counsel in a wide range of transactions: project financing, acquisitions and divestitures of infrastructure and energy assets, tax credit monetization, workout arrangements, and other types of complex secured and unsecured financings. Katy is skilled in crafting novel structural approaches to all manner of energy technologies, particularly solar, wind, storage, and biofuels.



  • Credit Suisse as arranger for a $300mm warehouse facility to Distributed Solar Development (DSD) to finance a portfolio of commercial, industrial and distributed generation projects located across the United States and as underwriter for the $155 million solar asset-backed securitization to DSD, which was the first C&I ABS successfully taken to market.
  • Represented Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in connection with its investment (along with co-investors Invenergy and Blackstone Infrastructure) in the acquisition of American Electric Power’s renewables portfolio of a 1,365-megawatt renewables portfolio comprised of 14 projects representing 1,200 MW of wind and 165 MW of solar in 11 states for $1.5 billion. The transaction included financing in the form of a first-of-its-kind PTC tax credit transfer with Bank of America Securities and committed acquisition financing from a consortium of banks led by Banco Santander S.A., New York Branch.
  • Banco Santander, S.A., New York Branch, in its provision of construction loan, tax equity bridge loan, back-leverage loan and letter of credit facilities to Lone Star Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of energyRe, LLC, for the construction and operation of an approximately 66 MW solar photovoltaic energy generation plus approximately 198 MWh BESS storage project in South Carolina.


  • The University of Chicago, BA, with honors
  • University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude


  • Illinois
  • New York